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24 June 2019

Australia's Mineral Commodities denies claims it was complicit in mining activist’s murder in So. Africa

Author: John Yeld, GroundUp (South Africa)

‘No reward for info on SA activist’s murder, says million-making Aussie company’ 13 June 2019...

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14 June 2019

So. Africa: Environmental activists battle defamation lawsuits by companies

Author: Sheree Bega, IOL (South Africa)

"Environmentalists winning battle in lawsuits", 8 Jun 2019...

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10 June 2019

Commentary: Activists unite to fight corporate SLAPP suits

Author: Tony Carnie, New Frame (So. Africa)

A “SLAPP suit” is a term coined in the United States to describe the use of litigation to intimidate or strike fear into the hearts of social and environmental activists – thereby stifling public debate and scrutiny of mining and resource projects by...

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5 June 2019

So. Africa: Court denies human rights activists access to documents in defamation lawsuit by Mineral Sands Resources

Author: Khulekani Magubane, Fin24 (South Africa)

"Xolobeni lawsuit: Activists denied access to documents for defamation defence", 1 Jun 2019...

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31 May 2019

Civil society organizations launch new joint advocacy campaign "United Against Corporate Bullying"

Author: Melissa Fourie of the Centre for Environmenal Rights, Business Maverick


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6 May 2019

So. Africa: Tendele Coal Mining threatens to sue environmental activists for defamation over Facebook posts

Author: Daily Maverick, (South Africa)

So. Africa: Mining company threatens to sue environmental activists for defamation over Facebook posts...

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26 April 2019

So. Africa: Defamation lawsuit by mining company MRC against environmentalists heading to court next month

Author: Ciaran Ryan, MoneyWeb (South Africa)

"Protests grow over defamation suits against environmentalists", 24 Apr 2019...

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23 January 2019

Commentary: Dirty deeds: how to stop Australian miners abroad being linked to death and destruction

Author: Julia Dehm, the Conversation

23 January 2019...

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8 September 2018

Report shows human rights defenders in extractive sectors are particularly vulnerable & makes recommendations to states & cos.

Report from Forum Syd shows that threats and violence against human rights defenders, focusing on extractive industries, have escalated in many parts of the world. The report examines the links between extractive industries and shrinking civic space....

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28 November 2017

Mineral Sands Resources lawsuits (re Tormin mine, So. Africa)

In May 2017 Mineral Sands Resources (MSR), a subsidiary of Australian mining company Mineral Commodities Limited (MRC), filed a lawsuit against two attorneys from the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) and a community activist. MSR are suing the...

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